Mas d'Alezon

Catherine Roque bought her ‘forgotten’ Faugères vineyards, some of the highest in the appellation, several years after having established Domaine de Clovallon. In contrast to the almost adjacent vineyards of Domaine de Clovallon the terroir here is schistous and produces appellation controllée Faugères wines including a remarkable Faugères Blanc.

As well as her red and white Faugères cuvées, Catherine produces a biodynamic Fine de Faugères from distilled Carignan which rivals even the most highly regarded brandies.

Like her daughter Alix at Domaine de Clovallon, Catherine works biodynamically and with minimum intervention using indigenous yeasts with little or no sulphur and her wines are bottled unfiltered and unfined. She vinifies her grapes using concrete egg vats and chestnut barrels which give freshness and vitality to the wines.

White Faugères is rare and this is a unique example. With the perfect balance of minerality, fruit and touches of nut and honey this wine is complex...

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This is an excellent example of a Faugères appellation eau de vie. Carignan grapes are twice distilled and aged in oak barrels for 7 years without...

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A blend of 80% Lledoner Pelut, a form of Grenache from 70 year old vines, with the remainder made up of Syrah and Mourvèdre from 80 year old vines....

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A blend of 80% Mourvèdre with Syrah and Grenache, this is perhaps the more typically Faugères cuvèe of the two. It is complex and...

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